College credits for Richland students

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Richland high school students will soon be able to earn up to two years of college credit.

It's all part of a new partnership with Central Washington University. It won't be free, but it will come at a reduced rate. $55 a credit. Dozens of courses will be offered. Teachers say it's a smart option all around.

"There's tons of benefits. They get to earn five university credits while being in their classroom with their actual teacher in high school with all of their colleagues that they've been working with, their classmates," said Hanford teacher, Sarah McMenamin.

This new partnership will roll in sometime next year.